WORKS are set to begin on the development of a new multi-purpose pavilion at Barham recreation reserve.
Murray River Council recommended the contract be awarded to Cohuna-based O.T. McLoughlan Constructions to undertake construction and delivery of the project.
The new $2 million facility will be located between the two main football and cricket ovals within the reserve and will deliver up-to-date facilities for local sporting and community groups.
Construction is expected to commence shortly and be completed over a nine-month period.
Council mayor, Cr Chris Bilkey said council was pleased that this project milestone has been reached and thanked the user groups for their continued input.
"The Barham Recreation Reserve Committee have been working with council staff right throughout this process to ensure the pavilion delivers maximum benefits and usage for the whole community," he said.
"The master plan developed some years ago identified the need to consolidate capital infrastructure, upgrade existing facilities and improve capacity for the community to share facilities in a cohesive and inclusive environment."
Barham Recreation Reserve committee members, Julie Frankling and Paul Robinson said the tireless work of many volunteers has resulted in the multi-purpose complex coming to fruition.
"The complex will be an outstanding asset to all user groups and the wider community of Barham. The committee looks forward to seeing it in full use upon its completion," they said.
The new pavilion will also be complimented by the recently installed skate park, along with landscaping and car parking works to tie the aesthetics of the reserve together.
"The complex will further cement the reserve as a focal point for participation in local sport, recreation and community activity," Cr Bilkey said.
The pavilion project has been funded under the New South Wales Government's Stronger Communities Fund.